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Meet Me Behind the Bug Screen

Published on May 23, 2023 by Kunes RV Team

Picture this: a sun-kissed morning, chirping birds, and the smell of a freshly-made campfire wafting through the air.  The guy across from your site is in his bathrobe and you’re praying that it stays tied shut. In the distance you hear a family arguing about the day’s activities.  Dogs bark in harmony from a neighboring campsite and a golf cart whizzes by on its way to the shower house. 

Ah, yes! The joys of RV camping in a bustling campground. It’s not just about picturesque landscapes and cozy campfires; it’s about enjoying the captivating social circus that will leave you laughing, scratching your head, and making friends you never thought you’d have.

In this day and age of social interactions that constantly take place behind a plethora of screens, in various apps and on many platforms, camping is still one of those activities that draw people into a human connection.

Let’s take a quick look at camping, where social interactions take on a whole new level of absurdity and hilarity.

It all starts with an epic quest for the holy grail of campground life: the perfect campsite. You know, the one with just the right amount of shade, a view that would cause Monet to paint his next masterpiece and conveniently close to the campground’s amenities. This elusive treasure is often snatched away by seasoned campers who seem to have campsite-booking superpowers. Fear not, my friend! Embrace the madness!  Grab the campground map and be prepared for a journey that would make Indiana Jones want want to embark on the adventure with you.

When you finally arrive at your campsite, the first thing you must do is get your rig backed in. This, of course, is usually done with an audience of fellow campers ready and willing to make fun of your efforts. The space is big enough to accommodate a small village, so you’d think maneuvering a colossal motorhome or fifth wheel would be a piece of cake, but oh no! It becomes a nerve-wracking performance, complete with a symphony of beeping sounds, raised eyebrows from the family member giving directions from the rear, and an audience of fellow campers holding their breath as you attempt the legendary “back-in maneuver.” Everyone’s a critic.

After you’re finally settled into your space, you will find an incredible camaraderie that springs forth from the campground. It’s a peculiar mix of neighborly politeness, spontaneous potlucks, and shared stories around crackling campfires. Your camping neighbors become your temporary friends, and the campground transforms into a bustling, eclectic community.

There’s the retired couple who’ve been RV-ing since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, the young family with a herd of kids and enough energy to power a small country, and the quirky solo traveler who can recite every constellation in the night sky. Embrace the diversity, my friend, for it is the spice of campground life. There’s a unique commonality in a campground. You’re all there for the same reason-to get away from it all; whatever “all” is. And as long as someone doesn’t walk through your campsite without your permission, you’re all friends until the end of the weekend.

Of course, no camping experience would be complete without the impromptu show-and-tell of RV gadgets and gizmos. Prepare to be amazed by an array of folding chairs that morph into hammocks, barbecue grills with more buttons than a spaceship, and awnings that unfurl with the grace of a Broadway dancer with one push of a button. Witness the RV enthusiasts in their natural habitat, comparing gadgets like proud parents showing off their children. It’s not unusual to witness two grown men, with a beverage in hand, staring at a new grill like it has the power to complete their lives. Ah, the power of camping accessories!

And let’s not forget the never-ending parade of pets, each with their own unique personalities and quirks. From the perpetually barking Chihuahua that believes it’s the campground sheriff, to the majestic Great Dane that can clear a picnic table with a single swipe of its tail—these furry companions bring joy, chaos, and an abundance of amusing anecdotes to the campground circus.  We have a fascination with animal antics on our phones but experiencing them in person is SO much better. You haven’t truly experienced camping until you’ve engaged in spirited stories of what hilarious thing your dog did on your last camping trip while sitting around a roaring campfire.

At Kunes RV we know that camping in campgrounds is not just about enjoying the great outdoors; it’s about the joy of watching your fellow humans and all of their social eccentricities IN PERSON.  No screen can compare to these real-life interactions. They will leave you chuckling, raising your eyebrows in wonder and forging connections with fellow adventurers. Embrace the quirks, relish in the laughter, and savor the stories that will be retold around campfires for generations to come. So, grab your marshmallows and meet me behind the bug screen!

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